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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB May 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,876 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad E550 has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most laptops of this spec and age have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 13GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a very big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad E550 is a six number of battery cells laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 850 megahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 192 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E550 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad E550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. The ThinkPad E550 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Asus P2520LA[plb_3015063_price] (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(16)
6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus coûteux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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